New DS Linker - GD Flash

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    New DS Linker - GD Flash

    Slot-1 device, built in NAND flash







    A new DS linker has shown up on YYJoy, going by the name of "GD Flash". It looks strikingly similar to the Ultra FlashPass and NDSGBA1:1.
    Barely anything is known about this new linker. YYJoy state that a review sample showed up on their doorstep like an abandoned baby. The cart currently comes in two flavours, a 1Gbit and 512Mbit. The manufacturer says that 4Gbit, 8Gbit and even a micro SD version will follow depending on the cards initial success.

    The card will be available in China before Christmas. The 1Gbit version will retail for about $35 and the 512Mbit for $22. Remember you get what you pay for!

    [​IMG]
    We'll post more information on this card as we get it.

    Source: YYJoy
     


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  3. furyoo

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    Well, it's a good and cheap option to have if I say own a Supercard but would like to use the DS Browser, no?
     
  4. Opium

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    GD Flash, GD Flash.....I could swear it sounds strikingly similar to something else, but what?
     
  5. Elfish

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    thats been exactly my thought [​IMG]
     
  6. ugly_rose

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    Haha.. how weird, wonder if it's good. [​IMG]

    It is really borderline if you'll be able to put a 1 gbit game on that card, since the formatting takes away some space. I would have liked them to at least make it 2 gbit. [​IMG]

    Anyway, the game menu looks nice and it is promising that they have Tony Hawk's latest on there. And not to mention the price tag! [​IMG]
     
  7. monkeymachine

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    I'm thinking that the low price is most likely domestic retail (ie. China) or possibly even a Chinese only version.
     
  8. ugly_rose

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    Looking at the screenshots it seems to be all English.
     
  9. shadowboy

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    Same here.... GA Flash... no. GM Flash.... no.
    What could it be?
    Anyway, I may pick this up if it works with the opera web browser hack.
     
  10. lagman

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    hmm The Dreamcast´s GD-Rom maybe? [​IMG]
     
  11. freemaan

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    LOL it uses PALib! (check the fonts)
     
  12. Extreme Coder

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    It's hard for me to trust a flashcard that uses PALib in its firmware(if that's true)
     
  13. lookout

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    cheap card = lack of support?
     
  14. jeklnoo

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    Almost all (at least, all that I can think of) 1gbit games can be trimmed somewhat.
     
  15. ugly_rose

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    Yes, but nowhere does it say that this card comes with a software that can trim [​IMG]
     
  16. Scorpei

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    I call this a well made marketing stunt [​IMG]. A lot of people are talking about it now and more so then with an announcement (think of the other cards like the NDS1:1).
     
  17. shaunj66
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    Actually, here's a photo of the flashing software for the GD-Flash if anyone can read Chinese, tell us if there's anything interesting. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Devil_Spawn

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    if it'll play the hacked opera, it looks good enough 4 me
    though its not likely to b a problem i hope it has sleep mode support
     
  19. tNB

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    What even fits on this?
    1 512Mbit game and 2 or 3 really small games?

    Bah, why even bother.
     
  20. tetsuya

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    That seems more than enough for me.